Requesting footage

1. CCTV footage

There are strict guidelines on the production and release of recorded material from the Control Centre.

For images that are recorded onto videotape, there's a complete audit trail. It starts from the moment the tape was introduced to the system, to the moment the tape is removed for evidence or destroyed.

Requesting CCTV footage

We will not accept requests from individuals for CCTV footage. We can only accept requests from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) or an insurance company.

If you need CCTV footage you should contact GMP or your insurance company in the first instance.

Please be aware that footage is held for 28 days from the time of the incident/recording. You should submit your request within 23 days of the incident/recording to allow enough time for the request to be received and processed before the footage is deleted.

Due to the time and resources needed to view and extract information related to CCTV requests, speculative requests for footage will not be processed.

Greater Manchester Police and insurance companies should request CCTV footage using the form below:

Download the CCTV data request form